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numbers showing president obama ahead by eight points in iowa and four points in florida. while the swing state map is what everybody is watching the swing states are the most important to keep an eye on because that's where you wrap up the votes that allow you to win the election, there's new national polling now for what it's worth. there's new polling every day. the republican leaning poll is out with their new national numbers today. their national tracking poll putting president obama up by one point nationally. the gallup tracking poll putting president obama up by three points today nationally. that's in big picture perspective of what's going on in the presidential race. for an even bigger picture perspective on those national numbers, i should point out to you that of the last 20 national presidential polls, of the 20 national polls taken in the month of september, every single one of those it 20 polls shows president obama winning nationally. the range varies from one point up to eight points in some other polls. but 20 straight national polls showing president obama ahead. that
michelle obama. chris matthews? >> certainly made the connection, don't you think? i mean, so much of tonight was interactive. it was between her and that audience in the room. i thought the camera work was so important watching this on television. you saw on the faces of men and women, black and white, all different backgrounds, the connection. she was with people. the emotional connection, telling the story of her love affair with her husband. with her life of getting ahead. but there was one big difference than four years ago which just came through in the earlier speeches tonight. it was hope and change, yes, hope and change but not hope and change imaginally overnight. but hope through work and patience and time and effort and then change. i think it was a much more mature look at their own lives as they got there. i'll tell you, i assume most americans watching tonight who have been lucky in this country, have gotten close to the american dream, have done it the way they did it. with student loans. with good parents who made them study. of being parents who make their kids st
obama is a tough leader who gets results for the american public. >> the democrats are kicking off their big party here in charlotte, three days aimed at winning four more years in the white house. >> president barack obama better than anyone, his wife. >>> in the heart of the new south, the presidential race refs up. this is where democrats are cheering on the president, and his quest to serve a second term. >> four more years! >> this is where barack obama will try to recapture the magic of a victory that builds hopes and broke barriers. >> if you'll stand with me, like you did in 2008, we will win this election! >> in charlotte tonight, democrats make their case. face their challenge. and defend the white house record under attack. >> he is intellectually exhausted. >> he has been president for three years and talk is cheap. >> governor romney wants to rebeal obama care. >> this commander in chief must drive home his successes, overcome his setbacks and rally his base with a campaign partner who is spirited and unscripted. >> i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin lade
on the obama bounce and the romney collapse. >>> former reagan budget director david stockman on romney's tax loophole train wreck. >>> and jan schakowsky on romney's preexisting problems with obama care. >>> and the national media is portraying chicago's striking teachers as overpaid and greedy. >> chicago teachers are the best paid of any school district in the country. >> the average chicago teacher makes about $76,000 a year. >> nearly four times higher than what the average american receives. >> we'll tell you what the chicago teacher strike is all about. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. the romney campaign says that the 2012 election will follow a similar pattern to the election of 1980. they compare mitt romney to the republican challenger ronald reagan who came from behind in the polls to defeat a democratic president. now the romney team was banking on a bounce like ronald reagan got after the republican national convention. the chairman predicted a significant post convention bounce for the candidate. >> i think we're going to get a bump. we have a better opportunit
him now, eliminated. and what is president obama going to do about this, not meeting with world leaders, not meeting with israeli prime minister netanyahu? this is when president obama says israel is one of our best friends in the region, just one. instead, he's yacking it up on daytime talk shows like "the view" and while there he refused to call the libyan attack on our embassy an attack of terrorism. tonight we'll look at one more sign of the weakness of this amateur president instead of a world leader. >>> also this evening, the battleground now shifts. new numbers now out shows mitt romney gaining ground on middle class families, a 14-point lead over president obama. romney's now making the point that his middle class tax cuts will give much more take-home pay to middle class folks. douglas holtz eakin walks us through the numbers. >>> a punch line at last night's emmys but it is true. american liberals are being brainwashed by hollywood, and hollywood is being brainwashed by obama. we're going to reveal how one network's primetime show shilling for obama care. first up thi
september 7. joe biden and barack obama accepting their party's nomination last night. president obama summing up his accomplishments. what he's accomplished so far and where he wants to take the country in the next four years. the goal of this convention for the democrats was to fire up the base and get them excited for the fall campaign. mission accomplished! we'll tell you all about last night's grand finale here in charlotte, north carolina. but we start off as always, let's find out the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hey, lisa, good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning everyone. bill is still there. most convention goers are packing up and heading home this morning after a rousing and emotional final night at the dnc in charlotte. president obama's speech has a convention hall at full capacity. officials had to turn away hundreds of people. nearly four hours before the president took the podium. it was not exactly the soaring rhetoric we're used to coming from mr. obama
the arena. a speech by president obama. by the way, the national convention of the democrats was the first nominating convention of a major party ever held in the state of north carolina. lots to talk about and preview for you this morning. and dan bowls writes in "the washington post" this morning, why is washington as divided as ever? there's a shot of president obama waving after speaking to thousands of supporters in iowa. the main headline said who stood in the way of change? obama vowed a new era of unity. why is washington as divided as ever. want to ask you that question this morning we welcome your phone calls to the segment as well as your tweets and your e-mails. democrats, call 202-737-0001. republicans, 737-0002. and independents, 202-628-0205. we look forward to hearing from you. why do you think washington is as divided as ever? that's the at the nowhere of the piece today. he said despite partisanship, there's polarization. deep as it's been in modern time, instead of cooperation, there is confrontation, instead of civility, there's rudeness. the political system seems fro
. >> democrats get ready to make their opening arguments in the case for re-electing president barack obama. i'm suzanne malveaux live from the site of the democratic national convention here in charlotte, north carolina. it was just a week ago we heard ann romney's speech on the personal side of her husband, well, tonight is michelle obama's turn. she's not going to have to work as hard to convince folks that president obama is likable. take a look at this recent poll. this is a "washington post" poll. 61% of registered voters say that the president seems more friendly and likable compared to 27% for romney. we're going to have more ahead, what we can expect from the first lady. >>> also coming up, the spotlight tonight on a rising star in the democratic party. we're talking about san antonio julian castro following in the footsteps of bill clinton and barack obama, hoping he'll appeal to the growing latino population. here's a look at the man and the mission that he's facing. >> it's been my pleasure to serve as mayor. >> reporter: meet julian castro, popular latino mayor of san antonio, tex
. tonight night two of the democratic convention puts the famous clinton/obama drama to work for the democratic campaign. and the auto bailout. elizabeth warren, the nuns on the bus, planned parenthood, mitt romney's bain capital legacy, and not in a good way. an undocumented immigrant speaking for the first time in convention history. if last night was for the first lady and tomorrow is for the president, tonight is all about hardball politics. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention night two begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm with ed shultz and reverend al sharpton and chris hayes as well as steve schmidt. our fence lawrence o'donnell will be joining us shortly as well. and leading our coverage from charlotte, north carolina, from the site of the democratic convention this year is our friend and colleague chris matthews and a lot of his friends who he is there with. chris, you're a very popular man in charlotte tonight. i've got to you if tonight is essentially afterglow fro
today. moments ago he took aim at president obama, saying his policies are to blame for the increase in the national debt. >> in 2009, when the president took over, your share of the debt was $35,000 for every single person. over $16,000 more per person has been added to our debt. so every person's share of our national debt is now $51,000. >> vice president biden has just concluded his second event in new hampshire this afternoon. he went after mitt romney's plan to cut the highest marginal tax rate from 35 to 25%. >> wealthy people and very wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people. they're just as committed to america as poor people. but the one thing they don't need and they'll tell you they don't need is another tax cut. >>> and some good news for all the campaign workers out there. your work seems to be paying off. surprising new signs that voters from both parties are actually getting excited about the election. details on that story and a whole lot more coming up in this hour. >>> president obama arrived in milwaukee, wisconsin, an hour or so again. he will begin hi
? is it. there's a reason obama got a bounce and romney did a thud. one guy people really love in charlotte giving the speeches of their lives, bill and michelle and deval patrick and castro. remember what romney got? chris christie up there giving testimonials to themselves. they barely got around to paying for their supper they were so full of themselves. romney has had two chippies, going over to get acquainted with the brits and going to tampa to get the kudos. in both cases he ended up laying more eggs than the easter bunny but people like the easter bunny. joining me is howard fineman and jim vandehei. it seems to me what happened the last two weeks was patently obvious. within convention worked, one didn't. one was sweet, one was sour. one you felt the vibes of happiness. the other one was you felt something but it was usually hatred of the president. >> yeah. well, chris, i spent every evening on the floor of the convention at both conventions, and at the republican convention there was a dutiful feel to it, and as you said, a lot of the speakers were speaking for thems
leer round of attack, iran is closer to having a weapon. >> bill: is president obama weak or strong in protecting americans from the iranian nuclear threat? we'll hear both sides so you can decide. >> i want you to remember that the house they were standing in, the house my family has the privilege of living in, that house was built in part by slaves. >> bill: why is the first lady invoking images of slavery to make a point? we will tell you. >> we have a -- (bleep). >> bill: has madonna totally lost it? what the heck she talk being? we'll show you one of the most bizarre displays we've ever seen. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. is president obama protecting us against the danger from iran? that's the subject of this evening's talking points me mow. the campaign is heating up. the iranian minority ahmadinejab in new york today threatening jews and demeaning gay people. that's what the man does. ahmadinejab is also presiding over the building of a nuclear weapon. thus,
attack. >> president obama sd he believes in redistribution. >> also the fallout from t the-american violence in middle east. prior their intelligence to this attack? if not, why not? >> advice fromike russell. >>>> i said relax. just be one of yourselves. >> mitt romney has become the constanttions man of sorrow. ever since "mother jones" published a video in which he appearars to write off halfhe country last may well talking to donorin florida. scott brown and republican george allen. >> you said nearly half th asntry see themselves victims? >> no. i love very positively -- >> you disagree with governor romney? >> i have my own point of view. >> my guess would be george alwisheded he did not have to answer questions like that. >> i think he dinot answer questions like thaha the rereason that sattement was bads because it was mitt romney is point of view. pcs nearly half the country as moochers who want a handout government. hehe does not understand why thy theirjust borrow from theirs or take money from trust funds. he does not agree that the poor and the sick suld add to
obama and mitt romney, they are aggressively kourting them. jim acosta is traveling with a governor romney and he has a lot going on right now, jim? >> that's right, wolf. and mitt romney is out to make the case that the best defense is a better economy. >> in battle ground virginia both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery. romney slammed the president for the defense cuts coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the president once again blasted romney's hidden camera comments on the 47% of americans he dubbed victims of government dependence. >> i don't think we can get very far with heed lookers who write-off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> 47% people of the people -- >> the obama campaign turned romney's remarks into a devastating new
it down. everybody right down somebody? what did you write down? >> michelle obama. >> harmony wrote down -- how many rode down michelle obama? half the group. why? >> her husband has got an army. >> she speaks with fire in her eyes. >> she would be a scary lady when she is mad. >> i would put paul ryan. >> i put michelle obama. i do not think it would take a lot to make her mad if you made her mad. to oprah.hat she did >> who do you want to mediate an argument between you and your spouse? who do you want to mediate between you and your spouse fax -- your spouse? an argument? >> you can we choose? -- who can we choose? >> clinton? how many said ann romney? >> she has a lot of familial experience. >> bill clinton. >> ann romney. >> she has a lot of experience and has been successful. >> let me try this. saturday afternoon, mitt romney has two free hours. no campaign, no anything. what do you think he is doing? with his two free hours? nothing. he has two free hours to himself. what is he doing? >> she is reviewing his investments. -- he is reviewing his investment. >> business related. wha
this week. president obama sat down for the interview last night using the chance to hit romney over his leaked 47% comment. here is the president's response when asked which version of romney is more sincere. the one who writes off a 47% or the one who believes in 100% of the country. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> mr. obama also took to playing defense in appealing to latino voters over immigration reform. this is something he had promised to do during the first year of his presidency and he blamed republicans for the failure. >> obama: there's the thinking that the president is somebody who's all powerful and can get everything done. we have to have cooperation from all the sources in order to get something done. >> the president did say one thing last night that we can expect to hear over and over again today from republicans. he said you cannot change washin
>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. ♪ like [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: after a 48 minute speech by bill clinton, president obama became the official nominee of the democratic party last night. the first time a former president has nominated a successor. we want to get your reaction to president clinton's speech and to hear what you think president obama should talk about it his acceptance speech tonight. members are on the screen. -- numbers are on the sreen. if you happen to be a de legate and want to talk about what you've seen, we want to hear from you as well. you can also contact us electronically. you can see the different ways there. facebook if you want to make a comment or continue the conversation. or send an e-mail. here is the front page. "the charlotte observer." here is "the wall street journal." from a front-page view of "the financial times." although it is custo
last night, it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our top plow our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who wage attacks. at the point that the cairo embassy had issued their statements, there had been no attacks. a protest was gathering. but after romney issued that statement last night, it was confirmed that, in fact, the ambassador in libya was killed. now, all of this happened and romney is publicly criticized for jumping the gun on issuing his statement before he even knew what the heck was going on. so what does he do? he doubles down on the wrongful criticism of the president. >> romney: a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values that instead when our grounds are being attacked and being breached that the first response to the united states must be outrage at breach of the sovereignty of our nation. >> jennifer: unbelievable. the president did, in fact, express outrage of the facts. romney did it before he had the facts. he said, quote he strongly condemned the attack. the president had cho
obama's acceptance speech. >> fired up, mika. >> ready to go. >> did you see that? >> ready to go. >> i saw that on "way too early." >> what was that? >> jennifer granholm. >> oh, my lord. >> that's all we should be talking about. >> lots to talk about. >> somebody needs to tell her she's from michigan and not from the valley pta. >> all right. >> what was that? >> then david -- >> okay. >> valley pta, come on baby. >> some amazing moments yesterday. >> what was that? >> what was that? >> you need to call your friend. >> with us on set, i'll call us her producer -- >> was she drinking over here first? >> maybe she was at the blackfinn. >> she could have been. >> sam stein tells me she tore the house down, lit the woods on fire. >> almost as much as obama. she had everyone going saying how many auto jobs that saved her state, the crowd was in her hand. the hand gestures were amazing in their own right. you shouldn't speak. just -- >> i love it. >> goodness gracious. with us msnbc "time" magazine's senior political analyst mark halperin. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and
. originally, president obama's speech tomorrow night was going to be outside. now, that has changeed going inside. craig bosswell live in charlotte tonight. craig, i guess you would agree a little bit of a rent in the dnc plan here. >> reporter: certainly. seems to be starting to get around that, will. and they getting underway here. the delegates buzzing about first lady michelle obama's speech last night. the energy is gearing up to former president bill clinton's speech tonight. you're right, the big news is the change of venue for president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow night. president obama arrived in the tarheel state a day before. the dnc decided to move the address inside the arena because of a possibility of severe thunderstorms. it was planned to be held outdoors at the bank of america stadium. >> it requires adjustments. 75,000 people were going to be there and 25,000 can be here. and i am sure that they have that figured out and they will do an excellent job with it. >> reporter: last week, bad weather forced republicans to change their convention schedule in florida. rnc
, for you? anyone think of the movie? [laughter] the series of movies. >> obama's trying to get people to think that -- [inaudible] >> right. exactly. he won't admit that his own justice department sent them to cartels to kill people. well, the embarrassing part about the name fast and furious is that the obama justice department actually named this lethal program after the hollywood movie, and i have the official government slide show, atf slide show cover to prove it. they actually took a screen shot of the hollywood movie cover and put it into their official documents as an official name. so the unfortunate thing is that this operation fast and furious isn't about racing and stealing fancy cars, it's about, um, something that the justice department claimed to be a program where they were going to allow straw purchasers who are people who go into gun shops and buy guns for people who cannot buy them. their claim was that they were going to follow these guns, allow them to be transferred to these cartel members in order to take down the big fish or what they called cut off the head of
and michelle obama. and bill the lesson that clint eastwood taught america if you are in a debate with an empty chair, you have got to win the debate. yeah, i guess that was the first debate of this election. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: hey, good morning, everybody, good to see you this morning, and welcome to the "full court press," on this wednesday september 5th, coming to you live on current tv all the way across this great land of ours again from charlotte, north carolina capitol of the democratic national convention, and day two of the democratic national convention. what a great night last night. julian castro, giving the keynote speech and michelle obama giving the most powerful speech of the night. we'll hear from elizabeth warren and vice president joe biden here tonight. what a difference between here and charlotte, and the lackluster event in tampa last week. we'll have randi weingarten. but first the current tv update from lisa ferguson. >> hi bill. good morning, everyone. the dny continues tonight with a knew round of speakers. elizabeth warre
replace to teach law. i wrote the brief against obama with the fact in mind that i have a lot of liberal friends on the cali. my colleagues and the faculty. law professors are quite compulsive but the level of the scholarship. when you read something that you want to have available to your colleagues it has to be overwhelmingly document to and fed noted. and a brief against obama there are 45 pages of footnotes and 235 pages of text. and so when i tell you anything and make a statement about the president tonight and about his record to find in a brief against a llama. and as documentation that takes you executory confine the fact that i cite, the quotations that i put forward in the arguments that i make because i have in mind that when the law school to you reconvenes. i'll leave a copy of the button each of my liberal colleagues mailbox. were actually a wonderful faculty. we stand back-to-back. there are about 50 of the other ones. that's about hair. and we have to abide by just wanted to make sure that it would stand up to the most rigorous analysis. the second part of it is, a lawye
of the day and boy oh, boy, president obama and mitt romney now in a big argument over policy toward china with one big difference between them. mitt romney, as president of bain capital was exporting jobs to china. now, president obama is fighting to bring back jobs from china. you know which one is better for the american people. we'll get into that plus a whole new video that's got mitt romney in trouble. lots to talk about here. we'll take your calls too, on the "full court press." first, today's current news update. it is lisa ferguson standing by in los angeles. hey, lisa, good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. no doubt mitt romney will face another round of criticism this morning after calling nearly half of all voters dependent and entitled in a video leaked to mother jones. here's a look. >> 47% of the people who will vote for the president are what? supportive of tom and have been supportive of tom but obviously i would have loved to have seen a different result. >> the president won wisconsin he go
want to help all americans and my five points will do it. >> meanwhile, president obama facing tough questions in a forum by the spanish language univision network. >> you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. i'd really like to concentrate on in my second term being in a much more constant conversation with the american people, so that they can put pressure on congress to help move some of these issues forward. >> joining me now with more on big story, george stephanopoulos, co-anchor of abc's "good morning america" and host of "this week with george stephanopoulos." welcome. you're the perfect guy to ask. when you were with bill clinton you went through great highs and the occasional massive low. mitt romney has clearly hit a bit of a buffer moment here. could be a game changing moment. could be an election ending moment in terms -- >> that's going a little far. >> is it going too far? people are calling it that. >> you know why you're low to him in the september before the election, bill clinton's lows were more during the primary season
? >> hello! say anything, that's the name of the show. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> obama: if the critics are right that i made all of my decisions based on polls, i must not be very good reading them. i know exactly what lincoln meant when he said i have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that i had nowhere else to go. >> stephanie: powerful stuff i thought. i'm joined by terry o'neal president of the national organization of women. hey, ter. >> hey steph. it's going to be here. >> stephanie: thank you for joining us in the empty shell of the democratic national convention. what a convention where do you start, right? >> tuesday night michelle obama knocks it out of the park and absolutely electrifies the crowd. wednesday it gets better and by wednesday morning, the people were just pumped. >> stephanie: yeah, it's not just that we have the policies -- that are better for women, we presented i don't know how many amazing awesome women. that's the best thing you can do is show what awesome women are like including jennifer grandholm. let's hear line
of evils. obama is already in there, and hopefully he is heading in the right direction than getting romney in there and starting fresh. >> who did you vote for>> who dr years ago? >> john mccain. >> so you are starting fresh. >> there is so much confusion, and what i want to know is how can you speak straight up to the american people so we understand what is going to be on the platform, what is it you're a good >> who did you vote for four years ago? >> obama. vice with president obama already being in office, -- >> with president obama already been in office, continue your plan, and then we will evaluate where we are, and i will determine whether i would go democrat again. >> you voted for years ago for? >> mccain. >> what are you thinking? >> it reminds me of the two- headed monster on sesame street where they are pulling each other at the end, but they get back together by cooperation and collaboration. >> who is the cooperation candidates? >> is that answerable? i would like to think romney is triggered strikes you would like to think rahm -- i would like to think romney is. >> you wo
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